Course Details

Description: Focuses on church history from the close of the New Testament to the time of Augustine of Hippo. Traces the development of the church and church doctrine. Emphasizes church councils and significant influential early church leaders.

Dates: October 5–10, 2015


Brian Collins (PhD, Bob Jones University) serves as an elder at Mount Calvary Baptist Church and as a Bible Integration Specialist at BJU Press. His dissertation, Scripture, Hermeneutics, and Theology: Evaluating Theological Interpretation of Scripture investigated the topics of scripture and tradition, hermeneutics, and the relation between biblical theology and systematic theology as they were understood from the patristic era to the present. It then evaluated the historical positions from Scripture and applied this evaluation to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture discussion.

Required Texts

González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: Volume 1: The Early Church to the Reformation. Revised edition. New York: HarperOne, 2010. ISBN 9780061855887.

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Athanasius, On the Incarnation. 1944; Reprinted, Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1977. ISBN 9780881414271.

Available to read online. For this source, you also need the introduction by C. S. Lewis, which is included in this particular edition as well as the online version.

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